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Cowes Classics Week welcomes Red Funnel as new signature sponsor and opens for entries

by Cowes Classics Week 21 Feb 12:06 PST 27 July - 2 August 2019
Cowes Classics Week © Tim Jeffreys Photography

Cowes Classics Week, the largest classic yacht regatta in the world is delighted to announce today that Red Funnel has taken the role of Signature Sponsor for the event.

Red Funnel will be providing invaluable support for both the organisers and competitors, enabling sailors and spectators to enjoy a week of competitive and fun racing in Cowes, the traditional home of yacht racing in the UK.

Cowes Classics Week runs from 27th July to 2nd August, with racing from Monday 29th July onwards. Run by sailors for sailors, the event is organised by the Royal London Yacht Club supported by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, Royal Thames YC, Cowes Corinthian YC, Royal Victoria YC and the Island SC.

The online entry system will be open from 7th March when regatta information and the Notice of Race will be available on cowesclassicsweek.org.

David Gower, chairman of Cowes Classics Week and commodore of the Royal London Yacht Club, said "Red Funnel's support for yachting in Cowes has always been key to the success of Cowes as a yachting venue, the vibrancy of the town and the prominence of the Isle of Wight as a tourist destination."

Fran Collins, CEO of Red Funnel, added "Cowes Classics Week is now firmly established as one of the UK's most prominent traditional sporting events and we are very pleased to have the opportunity to play a part in its success."

For race information visit cowesclassicsweek.org.

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